Logan Woodside won’t overlook BYU despite a 1-3 record.
PROVO, Utah – On Friday night, the Toledo will ‘rocket’ into Provo to face the BYU Cougars.
The Rockets have a potent offense which has put up video game-like numbers – averaging 42.7 ppg and 563.7 ypg – through the first three games of the 2016 season.
A lot of that success has come behind the arm of QB Logan Woodside.
“It all starts up front with the offensive line, they’ve done a great job of protecting us and getting the run game going,” said Woodside. “Also, the coaches have done a great job giving us three great game plans heading into each game.”
Woodside has completed 62% of his passes for 939 yards, 11 TDs and 1 INT over the first three games of the season. Despite the success, the Rockets have yet to be recognized nationally for their early season success.
Woodside hasn’t seen that as a setback.
“We don’t pay a whole lot of attention to that, the only people that know what we have are the players and coaches in our locker room,” said Woodside. “We try to go out each day and execute and have fu with it and see where the chips fall.”
BYU is the first challenge the Rockets will face in 2016 and is one of the highlights of their schedule. The Cougars come into Friday’s game with a 1-3 record with the three losses coming from a combined seven points, if the ball bounces BYU’s way, the record could easily be flipped.
Woodside isn’t overlooking BYU, despite the teams early struggles.
“BYU is a great opponent for us to match up to and plays tough on defense,” said Woodside. “We’re gonna have to go out there and play really hard and limit mistakes and try to play really well.”
The Cougars will face the Rockets on Friday night with the game kicking off at 8:15 pm on ESPN 2.